Pride In Pill – Help The Homeless

Newport’s multi-award winning environmental voluntary group

Pride In Pill MBE. Community guardians since 2014

Established since 2014, Pride In Pill MBE is a multi award winning local community volunteering group, based in the Pillgwenlly area of Newport. We have regular group meetings and are gaining new members from the community. The litter pick side is well established with Pride In Pill (PIP) organising hundreds of events. In addition, litter such as bottles, cans and plastics get recycled.

In 2018 some of the volunteers took part in sharps training allowing us to be called on by the residents of the city to pick up thousands of disregarded needles. This has proven to be a huge part of Pride In Pill and has made us a household name beyond Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and throughout the rest of South Wales.

PIP – Supporting the homeless since 2018

In 2018, Pride In Pill had a boost of new volunteers who were (and still are) highly self-motivated. Each and every single volunteer and team member continue to thrive on PIPs success. Shortly afterwards a hugely successful city wide campaign called “Pride In Pill – Supporting The Homeless Project” was born. Sadly the number of people living in crisis in our city is growing, so we are delighted to be working with other well established groups and organisations to help people live the life they deserve.

We have now been supporting the city’s homeless ever since by providing food, clothing, toiletries and other essentials. In addition we’ve also gained trust with the community and have been privileged to see people go from homeless to housed.


pride in pill 10 anniversary awards 2024 nomination nominate
  • FREE
  • May 11 2024
  • 4:00 PM – Midnight

Come along and help PiP celebrate our 10th Birthday! We will be having an awards ceremony on the night, with a disco, buffet and live entertainment. Nominate

Pride In Pill’s Weekend Trips for 2023

pride in pill weekend coach trips 2023
  • TBA
  • July – October 2023
  • TBA

Everyone is welcome to any of our weekend trips in 2023. Trips to Amsterdam, Ostend, Disneyland Paris and/or Norbreck Castle Hotel & Spa in Blackpool.

Pride In Pill’s Coach Trips for 2023

pride in pill weekend coach trips 2023
  • TBA
  • August – December 2023
  • TBA

Join us for a family fun coach trip to one of our favourite travel spots, visiting cities such as Birmingham, London, Bath and Barry Island. Guaranteed fun for all the family.

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A few moments with PIP’s Paul Murphy

“From humble beginnings in 2014 to multi award winners almost a decade later, Pride In Pill MBE continue to do Newport proud. Our main community roles include environmental clean up days and supporting Newport’s homeless population. In addition, we are busy every Easter and Christmas providing Easter eggs and toys for children who have to spend Christmas Day in hospitals throughout South Wales. None of this would have been possible without our volunteers, sponsors and the kindness of your donations. Pride In Pill would like to thank each and every single one of you whole heartedly”.

Paul Murphy, Chairman – Pride In Pill MBE

Pride In Pill Help The Homeless

We love our team and we think you will too

Let us take a moment to introduce ourselves. Meet some committee members behind Pride In Pill – Support The Homeless. We would not be where we are today without our highly motivated team.

Paul Murphy Chairman PIP

Paul Murphy


Jason Kennerley Vice Chair PIP

Jason Kennerly

Vice Chair

Tracey Jones Trustee PIP

Tracey Jones


Margaret morgan pride in pill founding member

Margaret Morgan


steve preddy riverbank manager pride in pill

Steve Preddy

Riverbank Coordinator

yvonne bale pip

Yvonne Bale

Events Manager

mark gillum manager pride in pill

Mark Gillum

Facilities Manager

Michelle Norton Trustee PIP

Michelle Norton


What people are saying about Pride In Pill and our group of volunteers…

Pride in Pill puts community at the heart of everything it does. It’s a community charity group that strives to help people with homeless projects, community clean ups and trips.
Shabir, Newport
I work with a member of this voluntary group, and they work extremely hard for their community, giving up a lot of their own free time.
They’re all amazing!
Jane, Newport
Love who Pride in Pill are. Doing a great job taking responsibility for the local community. We need more like Paul and team. Walk around Pill and you will see the scale of the problem.
Mark, Newport
Great to meet you and your team Paul. Your organisation has an amazing set up and you’re all doing some fabulous work for Newport. There is a lot we can learn from you.
Steve, Newport